March 18, 2014

March Madness RULES book giveaway

OK, I’m a little late on this, but there are still two days left to do it! For those interested in winning free things (and who isn’t) join the Rules For Becoming A Legend March Madness bracket below. Sign in with Facebook so I know who you are.

Winner will receive a signed, first edition of RULES with a customized, handwritten epilogue at the end.

Second and third places will receive signed copies and well wishes… Super well wishes.

So, bookish people and sports-minded alike! Sign in, pick em’ and cross your fingers!



March 11, 2014

Early Praise for RULES…

With Rules for Becoming a Legend basketball has its Friday Night Lights, Timothy S. Lane has a game-winner, and you get something to read ‘til you’ll miss your subway stop. What makes for a squandered life? Can a man turn around who he is like he can turn around a jumpshot? This is a great basketball novel and more than just that. Lane writes about the universal by way of the bouncing, orange particular, and his book’s a triumph.”
–Darin Strauss, author of More Than It Hurts You

“A slam dunk of a debut. Rules for Becoming a Legend speaks to heartland America with all the authenticity and pathos of great Springsteen song–it’ll hit you like a brick wall.”
–Jonathan Evison, author of West of Here and The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving

Rules for Becoming a Legend is inventive, stylish, and moves straight to the heart. The story of would-be legend Jimmy “Kamikaze” Kirkus is about so much more than high school basketball; it is a book about fathers and sons, expectations and disappointments, fame and infamy. Like Kamikaze Kirkus, Timothy S. Lane drives his superb debut novel straight at the wall, without flinching.”
— Kristopher Jansma, author of The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards